California nurses reach tentative agreement with Kaiser; Colorado VA under investigation for mismanagement

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> Northern and Central California members of the California Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement with Kaiser Permanente, the state's largest HMO, that could lend "a stronger voice on patient care" to nurses, as well as a pay increase of 14 percent, according to San Diego's KPBS. Article

> A new website, overseen by the Maryland Health Department, will help residents find information on the state's hospitals--everything from the number of C-sections performed to the cleanliness of the toilets, reports Article

> The Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating the possible mismanagement of a new VA hospital currently under construction in Aurora, Colorado in response to "unacceptable" problems with the project, reports Stars and Stripes. Article

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> The American Hospital Association has lobbied the U.S. Congress to preserve and boost payments for graduate medical education, AHA News Now reported. Article

> Florida's hospitals stand to lose up to $1.3 billion in federal funds to shore up its Medicaid program after a supplemental fund used to leverage those payments is set to terminate later this year. Article

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